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Body found in search for boy who went missing in Huntingdon

A body has been found following a search and rescue operation in Huntingdon to find a boy who went missing in the river.

It's thought he had been playing with friends in a field close to Church Lane in Hartford yesterday afternoon.

Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed the body was found in the early hours of this morning just after 02:00am. They say the death is not being treated as suspicious and will be passed onto the coroner.

Girls from St Ivo School crowned national Under 12's champions

Girls from St Ivo School in Huntingdon crowned national Under 12's champions.

Girls from St Ivo School in Huntingdon have just been crowned the national Under 12's champions after winning the final 2-0 at Bisham Abbey.

It's the first time the competition has been run. The youngsters battled through eight rounds to eventually reach the final against Grey Coat Hospital School from West London.

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Thieves steal school's go kart

Thieves stole a go kart from a school at Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire. They took the kart, which has a Honda 160CC engine and a steel frame with red pads and seat, from The County School, in Mayfield, between 11am on June 18 and 9.15am on Monday (June 23).

Detective Constable Owen Hurley said: "This is quite a distinctive kart and I am certain that someone in the area will know where it is.

Woman dies from injuries following Huntingdon collision

A woman who was seriously injured in a collision with a lorry in Huntingdon has died.

Mary Bastille, 63, of Lucas Court, Huntingdon, was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge following the incident at about 1.15pm on Wednesday (April 30) in St Peters Road, at its junction with Tower Close.

She was described as being in a critical but stable condition, however, her condition deteriorated and she died in the early hours of yesterday (May 6).

Police are investigating and anyone who saw the collision should contact Sgt Chris Clare on 101.

Huntingdon gymnasts take gold on two continents

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Louis Smith takes gold in Seoul ahead of rival Kristian Berki (left) Credit: Huntingdon Gymnastics Club

It was a busy Easter weekend for Olympic Gymnasts Louis Smith and Daniel Keatings, with each travelling to different Continents as part of their European and Commonwealth selection campaign.

Triple Olympic medallist Smith travelled to Seoul, South Korea to compete in the prestigious World Cup event, while Keatings made the journey to Brazil as part of a 4 man GB squad in a team event in San Paolo.

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Smith receiving his medal in Seoul Credit: Huntingdon Gymnastics Club

Smith, 24, was representing Great Britain for the first time since his London final, and beat arch rival and 2012 champion Kristian Berki of Hungary to te gold medal.

Speaking after the event, Smith said;

“I'm very pleased with my performance today after over 18 months out of international competition. I've now scored some of the highest marks on pommels at 3 consecutive events and it feels good to be able to fight for medals with some of the best in the World.”

Keatings, 23, was also in fine form, helping the GB team to Gold in front of Brazil, as well as finishing second all around and taking gold on both pommel horse and parallel bars.

The Huntingdon gymnasts must now wait for selection announcements for the European Championships to be held in Bulgaria in May, as well as the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later in the summer.

MAGPAS teach first aid

MAGPAS training session Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Emergency Medical Charity MAGPAS are running a campaign in Huntingdon today, trying to get more people to learn the skills of CPR.

As part of the charity's campaign, former patients whose lives have been saved by CPR, will be teaching first aid.

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Campaigners fight museum closure

Oliver Cromwell Credit: ITV News

Campaigners fighting to save the Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon will hand a 3000 signature petition into Cambridgeshire County Council today.

The petition has enough signatures to trigger a debate on the closure. The museum is based in Cromwell's old school but is under threat of closure .

Bob Pugh, spokesperson for the Friends of the Cromwell Museum said:

"The enormous support from the people of Cambridgeshire, and further afield, will hopefully make the Council reconsider their proposals. People were queuing up to sign the petition in Huntingdon last weekend.

With this level of support we can continue our campaign confident that the public are behind us".

Council debate for Cromwell Museum

The Cromwell Museum petition has reached three thousand signatures Credit: ITV News Anglia

A petition set up by campaigners fighting to save a Huntingdon museum from closure has seen a boost, hitting their target of three thousand signatures.

The Friends of Cromwell Museum group is opposed to plans in Cambridgeshire County Council's draft budget to withdraw funding, which they fear will lead to inevitable closure.

Reaching three thousand signatures means the issue must now be debated at a full council meeting.

Fight against museum cuts gathers mometum

People fighting to save a Cambridgeshire museum gathered in Huntingdon this weekend to rally local support.

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Collecting signatures in Huntingdon Credit: ITV News Anglia

Cambridgeshire County Council is planning to cut the Cromwell Museum's £20,000 annual funding, a move that could force the museum to close.

A local campaign to stop the cuts going ahead has gained the backing of the local MP, Jonathan Djanogly. A group of history professors have also written to the Times citing the museum's importance to education and teaching.

The campaigners need to gather 3000 signatures by this Wednesday in order to force a council debate on the issue.

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